08:00 am – Registration and Morning Coffee in the “Networking Zone” 60 minutes of Networking
SESSION 1 Commences: Chaired by SmartKlub
Smart, Connected, “Low Carbon” Communities – what are they and how are they created?
The solution in creating sustainable communities, cities and regions which will require all partners to fully collaborate.
09:00 am – Chair’s Opening Address – David Morgan, Founding Partner, SmartKlub (CONFIRMED)
PRESENTATION TITLE: “Switching cities on to new, collaborative ways of powering themselves”
We believe there are great many energy technologies to help combat climate change and fuel poverty. What is missing are the business models to make projects affordable, fast and for social good. SmartKlub is a business model innovator that is the last piece of the jigsaw to trigger an explosion in local energy projects to build resilient communities. An important part of the our model is a place based network of people and products to make this happen. We believe this is an essential ingredient to ensure energy plays its part in making the promise of Smart cities a reality.
SmartKlub empowers communities to take charge of their energy future through shared knowledge & skills. “Waking up communities to their potential” we are a commercial “for good” company.
David is a specialist in City Energy Strategies for Private and Public Sector bodies and a Director of SmartKlub Ltd.
As Head of Cities, EO.N UK, he lead the strategic collaboration with 10 of UK’s largest city green investment plans for renewable energy and efficiency projects including Birmingham,Leeds,Stoke,Coventry, Exeter, Nottingham and Liverpool.
David headed up the successful partnering Street lighting PFI Design, Funding and Operational projects for Blackpool, Oldham and Rochdale over 25 years.
David has pioneered the model of Social Entrepreneurial Ownership of energy by communities. Working in partnership with city leaders and local supply chains SmartKlub Ltd pioneer a ground breaking community ownership and local job creation model for the local energy marketplace.
Now SmartKlub & Partners are launching their Community Energy Portal CAPE empowering communities and suppliers to develop collective energy solutions live in real time powered by energy/satellite & open data on a new social portal.
09:05 am – Keynote Address: Olivia Haslam, Deputy Director, Clean Growth and Carbon Budgets at Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) (CONFIRMED)
PRESENTATION TITLE: “The Clean Growth Strategy”
Olivia leads the Carbon Budgets and Clean Growth Team in the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, which is responsible for implementing the Government’s Clean Growth Strategy. In the past, Olivia has worked on energy and climate policy within Government, with a particular focus on renewable energy. Most recently, she led the policy team at Which?.
09:20 am – Nathan Pierce, Programme Director for Sharing Cities at Greater London Authority (CONFIRMED)
PRESENTATION TITLE: “Collaboration between cities to change the market place”
The Sharing Cities ‘lighthouse’ programme is a proving ground for a better, common approach to making smart cities a reality. By fostering international collaboration between industry and cities, the project seeks to develop affordable, integrated, commercial-scale smart city solutions with a high market potential. The project partners work in close cooperation with the European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities and with other `lighthouse` consortia. Sharing Cities offers a framework for citizen engagement and collaboration at local level, thereby strengthening trust between cities and citizens. The project draws on €24 million in EU funding. It aims to trigger €500 million in investment and to engage over 100 municipalities across Europe.
Nathan is determined to find ways to make government more sustainable, efficient and citizen focused. Nathan is the Programme Director for Sharing Cities, a pan-European programme of work that explores ways in which smart city solutions can be scaled up from city level to national and international level. This will result in the development of new business and investment models which other cities can replicate and benefit from, leading to more sustainable and pleasant places to live. Based in the Greater London Authority in the UK Nathan has 15 years’ experience across a range of public bodies having led on major service design and commissioning projects within London and at a European level. Nathan is passionate about improving lives for regular people through making government more responsive and innovative.
09:35 am – Platinum Partner: Steven Scott, Founder, Square Root Solar (CONFIRMED)
PRESENTATION TITLE: “Rethinking Solar”
Steven will open with an exposition of the company’s formation and background in solar street lighting and micro generation. He will go on to describe the design philosophy of SRS in the context of the evolving solar market, and how the company will address the deeper architectural integration of solar into all aspects of the built environment. He will also present our patented mounting system plus designs for Carports and a 100kW Standard container.
Steven is the Founder and Design and Development Partner, founded Studio Steven Scott in 1997 and has 20 years of design experience in the architectural world. He then founded Scotia in 2009 based on his innovative and radical design for solar street lighting. He has become very active in the solar industry, with government level contacts in the UK and GCC. His designs for Scotia were recently awarded a Green Business Award- Highly Recommended prize in London. In 2016 his project was short-listed for the LAGI competition for Santa Monica.
Noor Fadel, Managing Partner and Head of Business Development, MENA Square Root Solar (CONFIRMED)
Noor Fadel will talk about how street lighting, carports, and other applications are also an important part of the SRS vision for highly solarized environments and will describe various live projects in the MENA region.
Noor is the Managing Partner and Head of Business Development, MENA. Noor has over ten years’ experience in business development and project management of utility-scale PV, and has an extensive knowledge of PV, EPC and IPP projects in the region. Noor has a post-graduate Diploma in Advanced Studies (DAS) in renewable energy management from the University of St Gallen in Switzerland.
Paul McGonagle, Engineering Consultant Partner, Square Root Solar (CONFIRMED)
Paul McGonagle will focus on the opportunities and imperatives within current and future UK and Eire markets, and the development of high-performing systems for less solarized regions.
Paul is the Consulting Technical Engineer, has a distinguished track record in the development of Solar PV and smart grid technology. He was part of the early team of Solar Century in 2000 and was Director of Projects at Lightsource RE before joining the Department of Energy and Climate Change to work on the UK’s solar strategy.
09:55 am – Richard Hardy, Growth & Innovations Champion, Kiwi Power (CONFIRMED)
PRESENTATION TITLE: ‘How to earn revenue in Demand Response’
Richard will discuss how the electricity system in the UK is developing and the importance of flexibility. I will explain why Demand Side Response is a key tool in overcoming the energy trilemma of ensuring the UK’s security of supply, at a low cost,through sustainable means.
Richard Hardy is the Growth Strategy and Innovations Champion at KiWi Power, and works primarily to maximise the value of flexible assets within the KiWi Power portfolio. Working closely with National Grid and regulatory bodies he also ensure that the UK organisations are able to take advantage of flexible assets in the future, particularly large consumers of electricity such as Electric Vehicles and Heat Pumps.
10:10 am – Simon Blazey, Strategic Solutions Sales Manager, UK & Nordic Region, Tridonic (CONFIRMED)
PRESENTATION TITLE: “The Perfect Storm” – How lighting can become the backbone of your smart low carbon building
Tridonic will provide an insight into how the perfect storm that has happened within the lighting industry around LED lighting will not only benefit reducing energy consumption but will also enable the Building Management Systems to finally live up to its name.
Simon comes with a wealth of experience within the built environment having worked for several of the major building automation manufacturers over a 25 year career; in which he held several key sales positions at Schneider Electric managing a team of segment specialists covering key end user accounts delivering fully integrated building automation and energy management solutions. Additional duties included building strategic partnerships with organisations to facilitate high level end user selling with specific focus on building performance ie Energy optimisation and workplace performance. Due to the success in the UK, Simon soon worked out of Schneider’s Paris HQ to replicate the deployment of this methodology across the Global Schneider business community.
Simon in recent years had the role of Building Performance Director at Armstrong fluid Technology working with End Users developing carbon reduction strategies and projects. These relationships and understanding of Building performance has helped Simon, now in his Strategic Solution sales role at Tridonic with the beyond lighting strategy of IP connected buildings and cloud based lighting solutions being at the forefront of developments in Lighting. Understanding what End Users and Building Operators want from Lighting and sharing the Intelligent possibilities beyond lighting are a big part of what Simon brings to Tridonic and its Clients.
10:25 am – Grant Bailey, Managing Director, Energy Optimised (CONFIRMED)
PRESENTATION TITLE: “Reducing real costs and carbon in the steam environment”
Saving money is what everyone wants to achieve, or rather what the money can do for you, whether that is to fund vital frontline operations, provide investment for a new venture, develop a new revenue stream to ease cash flow or provide a better return for investors they all require one specific ingredient – money or rather saved money. This can take many forms from a simple new revenue stream or a growth investment to direct purchase and depending what your overall end objective is this will shape your focus on your strategic delivery.
In Grant’s presentation he will be discussing ways of achieving greater thermal energy efficiency for steam users, owners and operators. Using new technologies to permanently reduce steam and its associated fuel, carbon and taxation costs both inside the boiler house and across the pipe network. He will provide insight into where the real savings lie and how best to develop a steam reduction strategy that will translate into your organisational budgetary requirements to achieve your key objectives and meet your stakeholders needs.
Over the past 15 years Grant has built up an impressive experience in providing and delivering specialist steam system solutions to both the process industries and institutions worldwide. His knowledge in thermal energy reduction has seen his clients offset and reduce steam raising fuel costs significantly, with rapid paybacks and he is well versed in building relationships at all levels. Grant started as a time served Engineer with the MOD and after developing through further roles as an Engineer went into sales gaining experience in a broad range of technical products from torque measurement to pneumatics & automation solutions before specialising in Steam. Latterly moving into senior sales management before becoming Managing Director. His client base is an impressive array of Blue Chip companies and he has delivered strategic multi-site multi-national programmes of energy reduction across the globe for key clients as well as single site projects. His breadth of experience provides a unique perspective in delivering on both hard and soft client objectives whilst his interest in remaining “hands on” has ensured his success in project delivery. Now Managing Director of Energy Optimised Ltd Grant is in a key position to utilise his skills in delivering their innovative technologies in the UK and throughout Europe and is continuing to develop key opportunities to clients in the steam reduction arena.
10:40 am – Graham Evans, Residential Heatpump Business Development Manager, Clivet UK (CONFIRMED)
PRESENTATION TITLE: “The use of Heat Pump technology in new and existing homes”
Graham will be discussing the advantages of heat pump technology within new build and existing housing stock, with additional information on new system designs that include heat recovery, cooling and most importantly air quality within the home.
Graham has worked within the HVAC sector for the last 15 years, and in the most recent 6 years has focused on heat pumps for the domestic market. This means working with consultants, architects, local authorities and installers in making sure this relatively new technology works, regardless of the project size and budget.
10:55 am – Question & Answer Panel Session from Delegate Audience to Main Plenary Speakers
11:10 am – Interactive Refreshment Break in the “Networking Zone” 60 minutes of Networking
SESSION 2 Commences: Chaired by the Energy Saving Trust
“Air Quality” – The Silent Killer ?
An effective transport system is vital for economic well-being and good quality of life. However, there is widespread concern that the continuing growth of transport is damaging to the environment.
The impacts of vehicle exhaust emissions include acid deposition and air pollution, human health effects, global climate change and noise pollution. Growth in transport is also damaging to the efficient functioning of the economy (through road congestion)
In the UK, it has been recognised that the continued mismanagement of an unsustainable transport system cannot continue in the future. Sustainable transport policies will involve more than traffic reduction. New technology is required to increase vehicle efficiency and reduce air pollution from the traffic that remains. Investment in other modes of transport, including public transport, cycling and walking will be needed to encourage individuals out of their cars.
A sustainable transport policy, to safeguard air quality and human health, will require a thorough integration of numerous modes of transport and technologies and today this session will outline the damaging affect air pollution has on health and how certain technologies and solutions can be implemented to help improve air quality from transport emissions.
12:10 pm – Session Chair – Andrew Benfield, Group Director of Transport, Energy Saving Trust (CONFIRMED)
PRESENTATION TITLE: “The Transition to Low Emission Transport”
Andrew leads the Energy Saving Trust’s group transport team which provides advice and support to individuals and organisations, helping them to achieve cost savings, reduced carbon emissions and better local air quality. After starting his career at Hertz Rent-a-car as Business Marketing Manager, Andrew joined the Energy Saving Trust in 2002 and works with government funders across the UK (Department for Transport, Transport Scotland, Office of Low Emission Vehicles, Highways England and Transport for London) to develop EST’s specialism in low emission transport advice and the implementation of ultra-low emission vehicles and infrastructure. Private sector clients include Heathrow airport and Uber.
12:15pm – Keynote Address: Alison Cook, Director of Policy & Comms, British Lung Foundation. (CONFIRMED)
PRESENTATION TITLE: “Fighting for clean air”
Alison will be talking about the British Lung Foundation’s clean air campaign – why we need change, what we should be doing about it and how we should communicate it.
Alison previously worked as a broadcast journalist and programme editor for the BBC, in news and current affairs for over 12 years, before starting a second career in policy and strategic communications. I worked for the HFEA and managed public consultations and press coverage around saviour siblings, sex selection and human cloning before moving on to work in government as a policy advisor to Ministers, in both the Department of Health and Number 10. My policy team at the British Lung Foundation are working on Air Quality, Smoking and setting up the first Taskforce for Lung Heath to improve prevention, diagnosis and treatment of all lung diseases.
I’m a scientist by background, I did a PhD in signals processing in the nervous system, looking at pain modulation and then a post doc in colour vision at University College London.
12:30pm – Paul Cole, Managing Director, Dry Tech Aerogels UK (CONFIRMED)
PRESENTATION TITLE: “Cutting edge aerogel innovations for contaminated atmospheric encapsulation
12:45pm – Aletta Koster, Senior Consultant, Royal HaskoningDVH (CONFIRMED)
PRESENTATION TITLE: “The added value of cycling for a Low Carbon Britain”
Aletta will elaborate on the relationship between sustainable mobility and air quality. She will do this using best practice case studies from the Netherlands. She will bring solutions that can improve current or implement new cycling initiatives and that can help improve their individual air quality targets.
Aletta Koster is a senior sustainable/cycling mobility consultant at Royal HaskoningDHV and the former Director of the Dutch Cycling Embassy. She is an urban planner that moved into the field of sustainable mobility. She is interested in the relationship between the development of spatial functions and the organization of the free and healthy mobility of its users. She works as Project- and Process Manager of complex projects in which sustainable, active, mobility is key to drastically reduce congestion and CO2 emissions.
13:00pm – Fraser Seifert, Policy & Strategy Manger, ofo UK, (CONFIRMED)
PRESENTATION TITLE: “Leading the way in Dockless Bike Sharing”
After 5 years working in politics across New Zealand, the United States, and the United Kingdom, Fraser joined ofo in July 2017. With previous experience driving the New Zealand Government’s digital strategy and a long-term professional interest in the transport sector Fraser now leads ofo’s public affairs strategy as Policy and Strategy Manager.
13:15pm – Daniel Chick, Technical Director, Zipabout & Laura Peacock, Innovation & Research Manager, Oxfordshire County Council (CONFIRMED)
PRESENTATION TITLE: “How data sharing and collaboration enables sustainable mobility”
Daniel is Technical Director of Zipabout, a data aggregation and communications platform, where he is responsible for systems architecture and digital infrastructure. Formerly CTO of IBG Plc, he has more than 15 years’ experience in building complex and scalable data platforms, including Europe’s largest online advertising network, and search technology for the travel industry. He specialises in all aspects of Internet related technology, with specific expertise in scalable web application infrastructure, online tracking technology, location based services and machine learning.
Coming from a background in Communications, Strategic Planning, Policy development, and leading major Transport Innovation Projects and Bids, Laura has a depth of experience which has enabled her to implement Smart City principles in Oxfordshire. Enabling Oxfordshire to lead the worldwide disruption of how cities live and breathe. She manages the Innovation and Research team at Oxfordshire County Council who are committed to develop and deploy innovative R&D and projects to address the challenges that Cities face. She plays an important role in enabling intelligent infrastructure and mobility systems, as well as implementing projects to improve the local economy, environment and overall quality of life of Oxfordshire’s citizens. She has been at the centre of Smart City activity for the past 4 years which covers the County and Partnerships and has been instrumental in developing links to business and academia, as well as securing external funding for many exciting leading edge projects. Working with industry partners who are driving disruptive technologies she continues to challenge status quo and drive new solutions for Oxfordshire and implementation beyond. Her ambition is to create a resilient and sustainable future for Oxfordshire through delivery of transformative operating models, partnerships and applied innovation.
13:30pm – Alan Asbury, Director, CLS Energy & Chairman of the Low Carbon Club (CONFIRMED)
PRESENTATION TITLE: “Operating Vehicles to Reduce Emissions and Save Money”
Alan became Chair of the Low Carbon Club in 2015. In this role, he works with 3ppp (Public-Private- Partnerships) to investigate the claims of some of the technology providers that look to us for endorsement. With well over 10 years of energy management experience, a Chartered Energy Manager and Certified Measurement and Verification Professional (CMVP®) with the UK Association of Energy Engineers; Alan specialises in assessing the claims of potential clients. When we are satisfied that technologies look potentially viable, we work together with our customers to establish live trials which we then meter, monitor and measure to prove real life benefits to other Low Carbon Club members.
Previously a local government environmental manager in Warwickshire, Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire, Alan Asbury was named Sustainability Manager of the Year in 2012.
Alan is a Chartered Energy Manager and Director of CLS Energy Ltd. He works with large commercial and public sector clients to deliver energy, fuel and fleet savings through technologies and behaviours in the UK and Europe.
As an ESOS Lead Assessor he recommended savings for 20 companies exceeding £4.1m.
As Chair of the Low Carbon Club since 2015, he works with us to assess and test novel technologies in live environments.
He received Silver in the EST Fleet Hero Awards, 2015.
13:45pm – Vernon Bonser, Corporate Sales Manager UK (CONFIRMED)
PRESENTATION TITLE: “The Telematics Merry-go-round” (and how to ride for free)
Vernon is a seasoned Telematics specialist having spent 17 years in the industry, Vernon Joined TomTom Telematics 6 years ago to spearhead their growth in the corporate sector in both the UK and across Europe. TomTom emerged last year as the undisputed largest Telematics provider in Europe and Vernon believes this is due to innovation and integration, both topics which are close to his heart and will no doubt be prevalent in his presentation to you all today.
14:00 pm – Question & Answer Panel Session from Delegate Audience to Main Plenary Speakers
14:15 pm – Interactive Late Lunch in the “Networking Zone” (1hr 25 minutes of Networking)
15:45pm – Closing Remarks in the “Networking Zone” by Ron Pusey, Director of Low Carbon Club
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